Néstor Lorenzo, the manager of Colombia, has been warned that he must center his team around Luis Diaz of Liverpool if he wants to save his nation from the humiliation of failing to advance to future big tournaments
Due to their sixth-place performance in the 10-team CONMEBOL qualification, the South American team will not be attending the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
It prompted a managerial change and a careful examination of what must be done going forward, along with many inquiries as to how a team loaded with ability could have lost out.
It was believed that this failure must be avoided in the future, which may indicate that Lorenzo will need to rebuild the team going forward.
He is currently avoiding it by continuing to deploy players like Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez throughout this international break.
According to journalist Carlos González, that’s great for the time being, but he believes the team should be centered around Luis Diaz of Liverpool.
He told Marca Colombia, “I think it’s excellent that James played well against Guatemala and that he can support the national team at this crucial time, but Néstor Lorenzo can’t lose focus.”
“Luis Diaz is the only player on his national team who should serve as a focal point for the rest of the group.
The present Liverpool player will be the team’s star in the ensuing years, and he will reach his prime in 2026 when he turns 29 years old, unquestionably the best age for a footballer.
“He should devote all of his energy to creating a national squad that is built around Luis Diaz. He needs to learn from his failure to be in Qatar right now so that he won’t make the same errors again.
“This qualification campaign’s shame should not occur again. It wouldn’t be pardonable. And to achieve that success, you have to back Luis Diaz. James will still contribute if he gets back to his best form, but Lucho is now the weak link.